Where Do I Start?: Researching Your Family in Australia and New Zealand
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 96 pages
Author: S. Hicks
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, bibliog, index
Publisher: Unlock the Past
Where do I start? is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions from people interested in learning more about their family history. The author, Shauna Hicks decided to write this research guide to present together in one place methodology and resources that she mentioned in her presentations to societies and libraries.
Using various internet resources you can usually build a family pedigree quickly, going back several generations. Then you confirm what you discovered and spend more time filling in the details and getting to know your ancestors lives and the communities in which they lived.
It is definitely not all online and this guide highlights some of the archives and libraries that you will become familiar with as you research your family history.
It is more than a beginner's guide as it introduces researchers to a wide variety of resources and research methodology. There are many ways to research and record your family history. Even those who have been researching for some time will find new ideas and renewed motivation to seek out seven more information on their ancestors.
Family history is a learning process and you will acquire new skills and knowledge as you progress. This book will help to guide you along the way.
Week 1 Look for home sources and stay tuned
Week 2 Build strong foundations - certificates, history and geography
Week 3 Has your family been researched by others?
Week 4 Flesh out the family using archives
Week 5 Flesh out the family using libraries
Week 6 Get help from genealogy and family history societies
Week 7 Discover more family stories
Week 8 Use social media to discover more relatives
Week 9 Write your family stories and learn more
Week 10 Overseas research
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